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  • Writer's pictureDr. Dara

Are you grounded spiritually?

Dear anyone questioning their higher powers, having spiritual confusion or those completely grounded and knowing there is more for them,

I used to think spirituality had to do with religion. The idea of spirituality or religion was intimidating and I had no clue what it meant-so I avoided it.

Then there was this aha moment while I was at an intersection. The sun struck me in such a way, through the sunroof of my car, that it lit me.

I was at a pivotal time in my life. I was learning about life and death and unhappily ever after. I was in a relationship that had no relation to who I was. I was too scared to dream, so I followed someone else's. I sold my soul and made a deal with the devil to be in that relationship. I became dark. I was drowning. I hit my bottom in the way I allowed myself to be treated. I did not recognize me.

At that stop light, I looked up at the sun and I loudly spoke these words, “God, I do not know if I am making the right or wrong decision, but please let me know I have the strength to get through it”.

Then I used my strong voice and spoke my truth and it was then I realized thatI had the strength to get through it.

As a child I remembered talking to God and asking for emotional pain to stop or to make situations better. Because I was not religious, I figured I was a bad girl and God wasn’t comin for me or helpin!

As the light in the car warmed my essence, I knew there was something greater than myself. My spiritual journey deepened. It continued to unfold with connection, with fluidity and with discovery. For me, my spirituality has guided me to root within nature and self-empowerment. It is there I found Grace. Grace to me is appreciation and recognition of gratitude which is what I want more of in my life as energy grows where energy flows.

Spirituality identifies what makes me feel connected at a deeper level. I find spirituality in walks outside, writing unconscious flows of thoughts in the early morning, walking barefoot in the grass, doing yoga, meditation or breath work, time with myself, feeling fresh air, listening to the birds, noticing gratitude and identifying “I am” statements and affirmations of self. Spirituality is the foundation of S.H.I.F.T. and looks uniquely different for everyone. There is no formula or exact science.

Identifying gratitude increases my mood and the perspective of how I see the world through a warm, rose colored, clear lens.

Today, I celebrate and give gratitude to all the wonderfuls that have loved me and supported my S.H.I.F.T. journey. It is because of all of you, today marks one month since S.H.I.F.T. Powerful Planner and Journal for an Unapologetically Kick Ass Life was released on Amazon. I am humbled by the feedback and reviews. I am in awe of the pictures, texts, and posts that have been shared on social media and to me directly.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making S.H.I.F.T. Powerful Planner and Journal for an Unapologetically Kick Ass Life successful in its first month. I am excited and exhilarated for what is to come.


Your No bull-shiFt, mental fitness, advice giving, S.H.I.F.T. Powerful Planner and Journal for an Unapologetically Kick Ass Life author, shame abolishing, health advocator and doer,

Dr. Dara

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